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The World Heart Federation launches Global Cardiovascular Disease Roadmap

13 Feb 2015

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is launching this Friday 13 February 2015 a Roadmap focused on providing healthcare professionals across the world with tools and solutions to manage the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce premature death globally.

The Roadmap is a guide, translating existing knowledge of best practices, barriers, and solutions in secondary prevention into practical strategies for improved cardiovascular health. It can serve as a model so countries can meet their commitments to develop or update national non-communicable disease plans using the framework provided by the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan (GAP).

This Roadmap is the first in a series of three. The two other Roadmaps – on tobacco control and raised blood pressure – will be launched respectively during World Congress of Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi in March and during the World Health Assembly in May, in Geneva.